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PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:05:14 pm »



Discuss new PS4 firmware and features here!!

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 12:07:34 pm »
Firmware 3.00

Events
A new hub for events has been added, giving an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts. For instance, you may see an update for a double XP weekend, a special enemy appearing at a scheduled time, or seasonal events like in-game towns being decorated for the winter.

YouTube live
PS4 owners will be able to live stream gameplay to YouTube. Live streams will be viewable across YouTube, including on the new YouTube Gaming mobile app and website.

Online storage capacity increase
PlayStation Plus members’ PS4 cloud storage capacity will increase from 1GB to 10GB

Favourite Groups
Favourite Groups has been added to the Friends app, letting you add new or existing groups as a Favorite Group and quickly access groups of people you like to play games with frequently. This will make the process of getting a game session up and running even easier.

Communities
PS4 users will have the ability to create communities based around shared interests, like games, genres and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screenshots shared by players and the ability to join parties or games. If you want to tackle a big multiplayer raid, but don’t have enough friends, this could be a great way to connect with other likeminded players.

Sharing video clips to Twitter
Users will have the ability to share video clips directly to Twitter. The maximum video length is 10 seconds, but you’ll have the ability to trim longer clips.

Live from PlayStation
We’ve added the ability for users to view popular broadcasts, video clips and screenshots on the Live From PlayStation area.

Screenshots
We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re happy to confirm that PNG format is now an option for Screenshot saves

Now Playing
The Now Playing screen will display more information about what your friends are doing, and you’ll be able to quickly jump into a party, request a screen share, or jump to PlayStation Store to buy a game your friend is playing.

Request to watch
Want to view a friend’s gameplay session? Now you can send a ‘Request to Watch’ notification to a player, which will start a live broadcast or Share Play invitation to the person playing.

Stickers
Tired of typing out messages? With this update, you’ll be able to send stickers to friends through the messages.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 02:04:54 pm »
Firmware 3.0 will be released tomorrow.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 04:42:34 pm »
The main new updates in the 3.00 OS include:

Events: A new Events app has been added to PS4, accessible from the home screen. This will give you an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts.

Communities: PS4 users will have the ability to create and join communities based around shared interests, like games, genres, and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screenshots shared by players, and the ability to join parties/games. You can find the Communities for the games you own on the game’s live detail page. See the Communities your friends have joined in the Friends app.

PlayStation Plus: We’ve made a dedicated section for PlayStation Plus, which you can access from your PS4’s home screen. Once there you can easily manage your membership, see the monthly free games to download, as well as deals for PS Plus members, and all of the games you’ve redeemed through PS Plus on PS4. And a reminder to PS Plus members, your online storage for PS4 saves has now increased to 10GB.

Sharing video clips to Twitter: Now it’s easy to share video clips to Twitter directly from your PS4. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, though you’ll have the ability to trim longer clips. Don’t forget – you can double tap the SHARE button to start recording a video, and press it again to stop.

YouTube live: Now you can livestream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube.

Request to Share Play and Broadcast: Want to try out your friend’s new game? Now you can Request to start a Share Play session or watch your friend play via a Broadcast. Your friend can chose to start a Share Play session or begin a Broadcast.

Live from PlayStation: Keep up with the hottest gaming trends by viewing the most popular broadcasts, video clips, and screenshots uploaded from around the world.

PNG Screenshots: If you’d like your game screenshots to be in a higher quality format, you can now select PNG instead of JPEG. To access, press Share > Share Settings > Screenshot Settings > Image Format. We took some comparison shots.

Favourite Groups: We’ve added the option for Favourite Groups to the Friends app, making it easier to access groups of people you play games with frequently. You can see we have favorite groups for Call of Duty, Rocket League, and (of course) our Destiny fireteam. Once you’re in the favourite group, you’ll see the online status for players, what games they are playing, and the option to message or chat in party.

Stickers: From the PS4 system’s Messages app, you’ll see a new option for Stickers. The 3.00 update will contain stickers themed around Uncharted 4, Knack, Little Big Planet3, Resogun, and more.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 11:52:59 am »
New 3.50 firmware update (299.7MB) was realesed earlier this morning.

More information about the update can be found in the official playstation blog

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 01:49:46 pm »
Information about next PS4 firmware 4.00 update and firmware´s beta test started today.

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UI refresh

We’ve made a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main UI. That includes a range of changes, like revised pop-up notifications, updated system icons and new system backgrounds to choose from. As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI.

Quick Menu

As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on Dualshock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. We’ve overhauled this menu to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.

While still offering a range of feature options such as viewing trophies for the game you are playing, you can also customise the Quick Menu to add shortcuts for the features you want immediate access to. For instance, you can add Online Friends to your Quick Menu that will show the online status of your friends, as well as shortcuts to your Favourite Groups and Communities and lots more.

Share Menu

We’ve given a similar overhaul to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on Dualshock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots to and allow you to share screenshots directly to a Community wall, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined

You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).

Folders and Library Organisation

One of the big requests we get from you is for more options to organise content on PS4. With this update, we’re adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and library. This will help collect your favourite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access.

We’re also making some pretty big changes to the Library. We’ve added a new tab called Purchased Content, which will show all of the content you own while your main library will only show content that is currently installed on your PS4. If you’ve downloaded a lot of games, demos, and game betas over the years, this should really help de-clutter your Library.

There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well allowing you to sort content by purchase date or install status. Also you can search for specific games and apps via text input.

Trophy Improvements

This update brings the ability to view Trophies offline. You’ll see a new ‘offline mode’ option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire trophy collection without an internet connection.

We’ve also added a button that will let you reveal the content of a Hidden Trophy. The trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the trophy name and info.

Lastly, we’re changing the icons that show how rare a trophy is. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare trophies at the top.

User Profile

We’ve updated the look of the User Profile, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile selected from the screenshots you took in your favourite games.

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/08/15/ps4s-4-00-beta-starts-tomorrow-get-a-sneak-peek-at-upcoming-features/

I can add couple pictures from the update later today if someone wants to see them.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 03:28:50 pm »
Some very good updates there. Folders have been a longtime coming but the UI tweaks are a nice addition as well.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 08:55:57 pm »
Did anyone get a Software update beta code?

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 10:33:32 am »
No, I didn't! :(

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 06:30:38 pm »
I did  :15:

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2016, 09:55:38 pm »
What are people thoughts of the new features then?

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2016, 10:39:12 pm »
Well I've only messed a little with the folders option,  I know some will like it and that its a step in the right direction, but I think the implemention of them is missed. You can set a folder up, name it and add your games or whatever to it, but when in the folder yet again its just a long horizontal line of games (as in image), would have been nice to maybe list them or even have a grid pattern.


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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2016, 07:48:41 am »
Hmm, it is funny that you can't just toggle a 'switch' and swap between a grid or a list. A big step in the right direction though.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 10:03:43 pm »
New update to come live tommorow


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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 10:14:39 pm »
Oooo goodie, looks like a very good update to be honest.

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Re: PS4 Firmware Updates and Discussion
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 11:34:25 pm »
Oooo goodie, looks like a very good update to be honest.

Look amazing probs will take 3 hours to download hhahah